Following recent development in the media concerning Afeez Oladimeji popularly called Agoro, Nigeria’s tallest man, who was said to have married during the course of the week after a photograph surfaced online. In the photograph Oladimeji was spotted standing beside a woman wearing same Ankara fabric and smiling. Prestige Nigeria Education Blog (PNEB) senior editor was present at the event the photograph was taken and have the real gist.
The woman in the viral photo with Oladimeji is Mrs. ibiyinka Adewuyi, the proprietress of Yinkyem schools located in Mafoluku Oshodi, where Oladimeji was the celebrity guest at the 5th edition of “Yinkyem Project Smile”.
YINKYEM PROJECT SMILE is an annual 2-day event which consist of summer funfair , free medicals, and giving out of clothes, shoes, school and food items to residence of Oshodi/Isolo LG community and beyond. The project started five years ago and the goal is to put smiles on the faces of members of the community through the initiative.
Every year, Yinkyem Schools invite top celebrities in the country as guest appearance for the event. So far, the school had invited Denrele Edun, Sunny Nneji, Pastor Goddy goddy, Pretty Okafor, Papa Ajasco while the tallest man in Nigeria was the celebrity guest this year.
She further explained to corroborate her story that project Smile was an initiative of hers to give back to the society especially her local community where her school Yinkyem schools is located. She said the initiative which had been ongoing for five years every summer break is a self sponsored project to help ease economic hardship on the people in the community.
Speaking with PNEB Adewuyi said, “Yinkyem Project Smile provides food stuff at half the market price such as rice, garri, and beans, other items such as toys, and clothing items also sold at a 50% discount or more. Other side attractions featured at the funfair include movie and games, bouncing castle and a raffle draw made available for the local people to enjoy.
“The event usually has a special highlight which is the unveiling of our celebrity guest and our goal is to inspire hope, help the children aspire to be successful no matter their circumstances and for families to generally have fun and smile. Denrele Edun was the guest for the first edition while Sunny Nneji , PMAN’S President Pretty Okafor, Pastor Goody Goody, D swade, Mali the Hot Boy, Ege, and Papa Ajasco are celebrities we have invited in the last four editions of Yinkyem Project Smile. This year, our pupils said they would like to meet the tallest man in Nigeria which was why we invited Afeez Oladimeji Agoro as the 5th edition’s celebrity guest. ” She said
“Outside the project Smile, we have had Linda Ikeji, Sound Sultan and Jay-one in our school to inspire our students. We believe they are stars and we want to prepare them for stardom.” She added
Reacting to the news of her alleged marriage to Afeez Agoro, Adewuyi said:
“I was very surprised when I heard the rumour and I would first of all like to clear the air. I’m happily married with three lovely children.
“My alleged marriage to Agoro is fake news. I’m sad because some journalist can cook up stories just by mere looking at a picture without verifying the facts, this is unprofessional” she added.
She admonished journalist, especially bloggers to be professional by properly investigating their stories because of the effects such as emotional trauma, of fake news on the victim.
Adewuyi said she was however happy because the news put a spot light on what the school has been doing for Oshodi/Mafoluku community for the past 5 years.
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